Defend Yourself Against Manipulative People

Chinese water torture is a process in which water is slowly dripped onto a person’s forehead, allegedly driving the restrained victim insane. (from the Wikipedia definition). I’ve experienced emotional Chinese water torture in some relationships! Years ago, an acquantaince (I’ll call him George)  slowly drove me to the brink of emotional exhaustion. As I got to know […]


Dating and Aspergers

Dating and Aspergers: Can The Two Go Together? It’s hard enough to date, period. But dating and Aspergers can seem incompatible.   As one Aspie said, “How do you know when a person is interested, friendly, or annoyed?” That comes back to learning how to read body language and signals. Which, of course, is the […]


Famous People With Aspergers: Tim Page

“The features of character are carved out of adversity.” Paul Barnett. Click To Tweet When I think of famous people with Aspergers, Tim Page is one person who comes to mind. Tim Page is an American writer, editor, Pulitzer Prize winning music critic, producer, and professor. We can learn much from famous Asperger adults of […]


Is Understanding and Spotting Manipulative Behavior Essential?

Yesterday, my wife and I went to our local car dealership to “purchase” our leased vehicle. We met Beth (not her real name), the sales representative, who escorted us to a comfortable desk and chairs. She told us that we could purchase our vehicle for the quoted amount on our lease — plus $2000 extra. […]

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